Over the last few decades since the release of the original DOS game “Alchemy” in 1997, different game developers have produced several game variants, including “Doodle God” and its many “Doodle” titled successors, “Alchemy” and “Little Alchemy.”
In all of these games, the player creates elements and simple and complex life by starting out with earth, air, fire, and water, which represent four basic building blocks.
The game “Little Alchemy 2”, for browser, Android, and iOS, builds off these predecessors with fresh graphics and new features. Yet, the goals are the same.
You must create simple elements and then eventually complex ones and life forms starting with the most basic elements of earth, air, fire, and water. You combine and stack each new creation until you’ve created and collected every possible element.
To make rain in “Little Alchemy 2”, you must first understand how to create the elements needed to make it. The game actually provides you with three different element combination opportunities to create Rain.
The following steps reveal how to make it via all three methods:
1. First, Create a Cloud
The base element for each combination to make Rain is the Cloud element. In the older versions of the game, players could easily create a Cloud with basic elements within two combinations. As noted on the “Little Alchemy 2” Official Hints and Cheats guide page, Cloud creation has become a bit more complex.
You use one of any of the four following combinations:
- Atmosphere + Mist
- Atmosphere + Water
- Sky + Mist
- Sky + Water
If you don’t have the Atmosphere or Sky elements, then you won’t be able to create a Cloud.
To create an Atmosphere, you can combine:
- Earth + Earth = Land
- Land + Land = Continent
- Continent + Continent = Planet
- Planet + Air = Atmosphere
You can also create Atmosphere by combining Air + Sky, but you need to already have the Sky element. If you’ve never created Sky before, you must deal with a conflict:
- Planet + Fire = Sun
- Sun + Atmosphere = Sky
Of course, alternative methods to create Sky exist, but two of these methods require that you already have the Cloud element:
- Air + Cloud
- Atmosphere + Cloud
As a result, the best method to create Sky when faced with these problems is by combining the Moon and Sun elements, if you have already collected the Moon.
2. Add Moisture to a Cloud
Once you’ve created a Cloud, you can effortlessly create the Rain element with it in an extremely simple way. You merely drag and drop the most basic related element, the Water element, onto the Cloud. The Cloud element icon turns into a rain cloud icon and the text “Tears of the clouds” appears on the screen.
3. Use Alternative Combinations
Of course, most players enjoy alchemy-style games because they’re given opportunities to create elements using more than one combination. You can also create Rain by using one of these two combinations:
- Cloud + Heat
- Cloud + Pressure
Yet, Heat and Pressure are obviously not basic elements. You must combine other elements to collect them. To create Heat, you can combine:
- Fire + Fire = Energy
- Energy + Air = Heat
The easiest way to create Pressure is by simply combining air-related elements in one of the following combinations:
- Air + Air
- Atmosphere + Atmosphere
- Air + Atmosphere
Little Alchemy 2 obviously offers you a lot of other options for creating these elements as you advance through the game. You can also create Heat by combining Fire with Idea or Science or Lava with Philosophy.
You can create Pressure by combining two Oceans or a Geyser and Science.
Why Is Rain So Important in “Little Alchemy 2”?
Now that you have the Rain element, you can do a lot of amazing things with it. As with real-life, rain is critical for the continuation of life on the planet.
Rain is naturally a part of storms and floods and the creation of rivers, streams, and ponds. It’s part of the precipitation cycle that provides moisture to plants and animals and forms rainbows in sunlight and snow and hail when it’s freezing outside.
Without rain, droughts take place, crops die, rivers dry up and wildlife perishes. In “Little Alchemy 2,” the Rain element is also critical in these and many other ways.
Rain helps you create over 17 additional elements, including natural ones, manmade pollution, protective weather gear, and even higher power:
- Rain + Air = Mist
- Rain + Sun = Rainbow
- Rain + Light = Rainbow
- Rain + Hill = River
- Rain + Soil = Plant
- Rain + Flower = Fruit
- Rain + Forest = Rainforest
- Rain + Flour = Dough
- Rain + Electricity = Lightning
- Rain + Energy = Lightning
- Rain + Wind = Storm
- Rain + Rain = Flood
- Rain + Big = Flood
- Rain + Lake = Flood
- Rain + River = Flood
- Rain + Time = Flood
- Rain + Human = Cold
- Rain + Cold = Snow
- Rain + Mountain Range = Snow
- Rain + Ice = Hail
- Rain + City = Acid Rain
- Rain + Smog = Acid Rain
- Rain + Smoke = Acid Rain
- Rain + Sickness = Acid Rain
- Rain + Campfire = Ash
- Rain + Fabric = Umbrella
- Rain + Tool = Umbrella
- Rain + Deity = Rainbow Serpent
Remember Real World Logic
It may seem strange to think that a game that involves creating, for example, a large Landmass from combining two small piles of Earth elements or a Moon from combining Planet and Sky would use real-world logic, but there are logical reasons for many of the decisions and alchemy combinations in “Little Alchemy 2.”
Think back to the creation of the Pressure element. When you doubled up air-related elements, you increased them, which formed pressure. Ocean and geyser pressures also exist in real life.
You can even reveal this type of logic when combining Water with Lava, which creates Steam and Obsidian. In both cases, these actions occur in nature.
Other Combinations to Enjoy
With the Rain element, you can use elements created from it to make a lot more amazing and fun elements.
For example, if you explore Snow, you can create an Avalanche, Blizzard, Glacier, Igloo, Snowball, Snowman, Ice Cream, Popsicle, Antarctica, Husky, Penguin, Snowboard, Ski Goggles, Snowmobile, Snow Globe, Sleigh, and even a mythic Jötunn.
With over 800 combined default and special elements available in “Little Alchemy 2” at the time of this publication, including many myths and monsters, you won’t grow bored any time soon trying to create and collect them all.